How to configure an APN on Xiaomi

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It may have happened to you when you were traveling abroad, or when you changed operators, that you could not connect to the Internet or could not send MMS. In this situation, it is probably due to the APN configured on your Xiaomi. So we decided to write this article to solve this problem. We will first find out what an APN is. Then we will find out how to set up an APN on your Xiaomi. Finally, we will see in which situations it will be necessary to change an APN on the Xiaomi.

What is an APN?

APN stands for Access Point Name. Therefore, the APN represents a set of connection data. Therefore, these connection data will allow your Xiaomi to connect to the Internet and receive MMS. Therefore, a misconfigured APN can prevent your Xiaomi from receiving MMS or connecting to the Internet. It is important to know that each operator has its own different APN.

The technique to configure an APN on your Xiaomi

If you want to set up an APN on your Xiaomi, you need to go to the Settings menu. Once you’re there, go inside Network and Internet Then in Mobile Network . You will then need to go to the Advanced settings and then in Access Point Names . When you are there, you need to click on the three little dots at the top right of the screen and select new APN . Next, you will access a form that you must complete with the data of your operator. For example, in the event that you are in Orange, you should search for Orange APN data on the Internet and copy it into the form. Normally, the APNs of each operator are easily found. You must repeat the operation on your Xiaomi twice. In fact, you need an APN for Internet and an APN for MMS.

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In which case should I configure an APN on your Xiaomi?

Normally, it is not necessary to configure an APN on your Xiaomi because it is usually done automatically. However, there are some cases that require setting up an APN on your Xiaomi. This is the case, for example, if you bought your used Xiaomi and the individual who sold it to you was from a different operator than yours. This may also be the case if you travel abroad and change your Xiaomi SIM card.